On Jan. 15, a delegation from the Tainan City government in Taiwan will visit Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to learn more about the county’s transportation engineering and highway services operations. This is the sixth Chinese delegation recently hosted by MCDOT.
The visitors will be briefed on MCDOT road and bridge construction; the bridge inspection process; and bikeway and new sidewalk planning and construction. The visitors will tour the Bethesda Highway Depot and the Materials Testing Lab, the only state-certified, county-run facility to test concrete or asphalt used in road construction. They also will tour the new David F Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center that will highlight its green building features.
MCDOT’s Division of Transportation Engineering Capital Projects Manager, Gwo-Ruey (Greg) Hwang, P.E., discussed the bridge program in Chinese.